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Articles by Michelle Cornish

Michelle is a mom of boys, author, illustrator, and former accountant on a mission to prove accountants are just as exciting as lawyers through her financial thriller series starring Cynthia Webber, CPA! She also writes children’s books with her sons under the pen name AJ Kormon.

When she’s not writing, Michelle enjoys cartooning and losing to her kids at Uno!

Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

"The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish" by Jeff Gerke will change the way you look at writing rules. Check out our book review.

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Do You Need a Synopsis When You Self-Publish?

Do You Need a Synopsis When You Self-Publish?

Have you wondered if you need a synopsis when self-publishing? You don't, but it can be a fantastic tool for improving your writing, working with cover designers, and writing compelling copy to sell your book. Here are five key ways you can use your book synopsis.

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Chapter Books and Middle Grade Books: What’s the Difference?

Chapter Books and Middle Grade Books: What’s the Difference?

The line between chapter books and middle grade books is often blurred. Remembering these key differences can help you write a great book, whichever category you are writing.

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3 Types of Goal to Help Define Your Writing Success

3 Types of Goal to Help Define Your Writing Success

How you define success as a writer should be based on the goals you set for yourself. Whether they are monetary, achievement-based, or gratification-based depends on what matters to you. Here's how to figure out the best measure of success.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Critique Partners

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Critique Partners

Working with a critique partner is one way to improve your manuscript. Here are some top tips for finding and working with a writing critique partner.

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What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

It can feel overwhelming to capture the essence of your book in a short description, but it's important your blurb fits your genre. Here are some things to keep in mind based on an analysis of the top-selling books in multiple genres.

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How to Shrink Your Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

How to Shrink Your Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

Editing can be fun! Learn Darcy Pattison's tips for shrinking your manuscript to get the most out of your developmental editing experience.

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How to Polish Your Manuscript: 6 Top Tips from Editors

How to Polish Your Manuscript: 6 Top Tips from Editors

Top tips for all stages of the editing process. You'll learn how to get better feedback on your writing, stay in the right point of view, choose the right words, and more.

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Review of "Save the Cat!" Story Structure Software

Review of "Save the Cat!" Story Structure Software

Looking for a new tool to help you with your story plotting and productivity? Check out the pros and cons of "Save the Cat!" story structure software.

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The Pros and Cons of Dictation: Does Speech-to-Text Mean Faster Writing?

The Pros and Cons of Dictation: Does Speech-to-Text Mean Faster Writing?

We take a look at the pros and cons of using speech-to-text apps to get writing done faster.

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Cover Designer Deborah Bradseth's Tips for Creating an Enticing Book Cover

Cover Designer Deborah Bradseth's Tips for Creating an Enticing Book Cover

Deborah Bradseth, owner of Tugboat Design, shares her top tips for designing an enticing book cover.

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Use These Business Tips to Become a Successful Authorpreneur

Use These Business Tips to Become a Successful Authorpreneur

Combining the words author and entrepreneur, authorpreneur is a word for serious authors. Use these tried and true tips from the business world to grow a successful author career.

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9 Top Tips for Working with an Illustrator

9 Top Tips for Working with an Illustrator

Follow our 9 top tips for working with an illustrator to help you find the right one and make the process as smooth as possible.

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12 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

12 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Bestselling romance authors share mistakes that newbie romance authors should avoid when writing, marketing, and building their business.

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Interview with Historical Romance Author Rachelle Rea Cobb

Interview with Historical Romance Author Rachelle Rea Cobb

Ever thought about writing historical romance? We interviewed author Rachelle Rea Cobb to get her tips for researching and writing in this genre.

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